During their July 21 Council meeting, the District of West Vancouver adopted two new coach house bylaws. This is great news for home owners who would like to provide more affordable accommodation for adult children or an opportunity for downsizing and aging in place while remaining in the community.
The bylaws are now in effect but the application process will be developed over the summer with a rollout of the program slated for some time in the fall. Applications won’t be taken until November 3, 2014.
There appears to be enough information provided in these bylaws to begin planning and designing in preparation for getting in to the permit approval process as soon as it is up and running. If you are interested in adding a coach house to your property don’t hesitate to contact us to help you through the process.